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Typhoon on course to hit Japan mainland; 78 injured in Okinawa

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Well we just got our power back on! According to the local news here a little over 60% of all residences were without power. We were out for about 6 hours or so and as it is getting dark we were getting the candles out and lanterns and power came back!

This was a strong typhoon and I hope the people in mainland are ok!

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Yubaru got it right. Roofs in Okinawa are made of concrete. No reason to be up there. Young or old. Hope it loses strength before getting up here in Aomri. The rice crops this year have been spared wind and rain. Until now. And it is so close to harvest time too.

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Hope no more injuries and damages to the people in Okinawa.

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Got lucky our house was only off for 3 hours. Okinawa Elec got it back on when the eye was over us.

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No old men on roofs got injured? Well, that's unexpected.

You got it wrong, the old guys falling off of roofs happens in mainland not Okinawa.

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No old men on roofs got injured? Well, that's unexpected.

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Please take good care, everyone - no need to take unnecessary risks. Don't be going stupid.

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cubic - the night is young. Still plenty of time for one of our venerable elders to tragically be flung into a canal, inexplicably and with no chance of escape, as he cycles along the canal path in gusts of 200kmh+ with an umbrella in one hand. Such chance events, inevitable and unpredictable, deprive us of so much wisdom.

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"a man in Okinawa who lost a finger as a door slammed shut on it " - Ite te te te te

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Apparently it's lost a lot of strength after hitting the Yaeyama chain and moving over other parts of Okinawa, but looks like it will still hit Honshu and bring a lot of rain. The only thing I can hope for out of this typhoon is that it fills the somewhat diminished reservoirs in the Kanto area. Beyond that, hang in there peeps and hopefully no more harm comes.

As for the picture, I hope to got that crane wasn't operating when they knew a typhoon was coming.

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Man...i cringe when a door taps or comes near my finger, but to have it slam that hard on your finger to lose it er terrifying...sorry for that guy.

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I don't know, Yahoo Japan still says it's coming to Tokyo around 1800 today, but... It's a great autumn day here right now. Seems hard to believe we'll get all that rain and winds in just a few hours. Guess this is as good a time as any to go up on the roof. Yeah...

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What's funny is that this typhoon was not as a strong as the previous one, which was the "typhoon of the century". But, looking at JMA, it appears that it just hit the island at the perfect angle.

The last one was a puppy compared to this one, the one before the last one was the "big" one. We've had three in the past month.

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I don't know, Yahoo Japan still says it's coming to Tokyo around 1800 today, but... It's a great autumn day here right now

I know exactly how you feel, im in Ibaraki just now and i just went for a bike ride around the park and its a lovely day sun shining and a little breeze to take the heat off. The thought of a typhoon being on us by the end of the day is bizarre

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I am glad you are ok Yubaru, and that yu got thru the storm ok. Nature changes so fast. Take care and that is good to hear.

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Stephen Jez: You are spot on! It's the angle of how it hit us. The eye was just off the west coast of Okinawa which left much of the island on the stronger side of the storm. A mean storm it was. I was without power for 28 hours and almost that long without water. Not fun! Hope everyone is safe and sound.

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How about Communist fishing boats and Taiwanese Fishing boats around Senkaku Islands? Are they safe?

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What's funny is that this typhoon was not as a strong as the previous one, which was the "typhoon of the century". But, looking at JMA, it appears that it just hit the island at the perfect angle.

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Roofs in Okinawa are made of concrete. No reason to be up there.

Damn well never stopped Ojichan before, aint gonna stop him this time.

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